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DEAR ABBY: I am a full-time nanny for a family with two children, ages 7 and 9. The mother is wonderful, and so are the kids. But the father, who is absent due to work travel most of the time, teaches his children attitudes I strongly disagree with. It is not often I must interact with him, but...
In this April 18, 2016, file photo, actor Mark Wahlberg, center left, dressed as a Boston Police officer, watches runners cross the finish line as he films a scene for his "Patriots' Day" movie at the 120th Boston Marathon in Boston.  AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File
Movies based on real life events will always be different to watch than those with fictional stories. When a movie is based on a tragedy, say the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, which only happened four years ago, it is very different to watch. ‘Patriots’ Day,’ released earlier this year, is the...
Whether singing her own words or those of others, the sublime vocal talent of pop/folk singer Judy Collins has been drawing audiences for over 50 years. But it’s a career that might never have happened. “I contracted polio as a child and later tuberculosis when I was in my early 20s,” recalled...
United Airlines brought itself a world of hurt with its disastrous handling of a seat-shortage problem (last) Sunday that led to an Asian-American passenger being beaten bloody and dragged, apparently unconscious, off a plane by security personnel at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. A...
DEAR ABBY: I’ve always been a self-sufficient woman. I grew up in an abusive household, moved out at 16, and cut off contact with my family a couple of years later when it became apparent nothing would change. Nine months ago, my husband walked out on me and our 3-year-old son. He has no...
This writer returned today from a whirlwind trip to visit my sister Pat Wolf. My dear sister takes very good care of me each April when my visit (coincidentally) happens during the Kansas turkey season. It all began several years ago when she countered my objection of being too busy to visit her...
Everyone loves springtime, particularly lyme-bearing ticks which are only on the increase in the region.
DEAR PET TALK: The weather is warm and we are worried about ticks carrying Lyme disease. What do we look out for? — WORRIED DEAR WORRIED: The MSPCA reports that Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. The disease is transmitted to humans and dogs by the...
Editor’s Note: Questions should be directed to the PC Doctor, care of the Athol Public Library at info@athollibrary.org or by mail at Athol Public Library, 568 Main St., Athol, Mass. 01331, or dropped off at the library. ****** Dear PC Doctor: I make a lot of posters and flyers. I used to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — “Obamacare” is proving more of a challenge than the Trump administration bargained for. With the “repeal and replace” effort at an impasse on Capitol Hill, the administration released on Thursday a set of fixes to stabilize the Affordable Care Act’s shaky insurance markets for...
DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law recently moved close to us. She has a nice home and has lots of friends in the area, but she doesn’t want any of them to come visit. Abby, her entire focus is on us! She walks right into our home, although she has been asked several times not to. She goes through my...

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